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Associate Scientist

Location: 

Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  3655
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary:

The Associate Scientist supports programs focused on long term product development, future technologies and innovations, and translates opportunities into products for implementation.  This role develops and conducts the research investigation plan, directs in-depth analyses and integrates the data to present a comprehensive picture and recommended actions. This position will assist in the development and implementation of new methods to address specific product, process, and consumer issues.  The Associate Scientist will also work with implementation teams, as appropriate, to support quality execution to market.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Support ideation and the development of new products and technologies to help fill longer-term opportunities within the portfolio of current products, adjacencies, or white spaces considered suitable for expansion by the business.
  • Ensure timely execution of assigned programs within resource limits (project timelines, budgets, etc.) by collaborating closely with key functional partners. 
  • Support the design and execution of assigned research investigations using sound, robust scientific method guidelines.
  • Help design a robust research study that is objective driven and meets the needs of the project team using appropriate documentation practices of any pertinent records and data.
  • Present research study and investigation (ideation, technical research, prototype, development etc.) in a timely manner to R&D leadership that is coherent and accurately reflects the results.
  • Participate in cross functional and project teams, as assigned by supervisor, by providing technical knowledge of core area of expertise.
  • Work with cross-functional team members on execution of assigned projects & timely communication within and across function to ensure visibility to program status.
  • Manage key external relationships such as vendors/consultants on assigned projects and budgets associated with them.
  • Additional duties may also be performed as assigned

 

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering.
  • 0 - 2 years of industrial experience.

 

Desirable Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Basic understanding of product/process/consumer-based research as a scientific discipline;
  • Basic understanding of how to coordinate projects including the design, execution, analysis and reporting.
  • Basic understanding in applying methodologies including quantitative and qualitative testing, statistics, and design of experiments to answer objectives.
  • Ability to function as a collaborating team member in a business environment to support area of discipline on cross-functional teams.
  • A solution orientated professional with the ability to execute multiple tasks required to meet project objectives
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written; ability to engage and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Functional understanding of technical tools that support testing (automated data collection systems, statistical software, Microsoft Office, etc.). 
  • Ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams and multitask; a solution orientated professional.
  • Maintains and expands “knowledge base” required within the area of work.
  • Experience in working with aerosol fill equipment.

 

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to Staff Scientist, Associate Manager, Manager, or Sr. Manager.

Key relationships internally may include:

  • Professional and technical staff in the Department.
  • Product Development and Innovation Teams.
  • All RD&E, Marketing, Program Management, Legal Staff
  • Quality Assurance and Manufacturing

Key External relationships may include:

  • Consultants
  • Vendors

 

Work Environment:

  • 10-15% travel may be required
  • Typical physical requirements of an office environment are necessary
  • Work hours are typically 7.5 hours per day Monday to Friday. Availability may be necessary outside of core work hours.
  • The work location will be in an Office / Laboratory / Pilot Plant Laboratory environments.
  • Exposure to health risks or conditions that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

 

The salary range for this position is $56,000 - $84,000. Actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.